Myanmar morning news for May 28

Myanmar morning news for May 28

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar Tourism Sector Needs More Govt Support During COVID-19: New Survey
A new survey on the impacts of COVID-19 on the Myanmar tourism sector has revealed that over 80 percent of micro, small and medium-sized tourism businesses (MSMEs) are ‘extremely badly’ affected by the pandemic, while confidence in the government’s ability to provide sufficient support for businesses is very low.
— Irrawaddy

More Myanmar airlines to resume operations
Some domestic airlines in the country said that they will be resuming their operations starting at the end of this month.
— Myanmar Times

MoPFI inks deal on infrastructure collaboration with Infra Asia
Union Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Soe Win witnessed the virtual signing ceremony of the agreement between his office and the Infrastructure Asia yesterday for infrastructure development projects in Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar parliament approves loans for country’s deficit financing
Myanmar parliament approved to get US$700 million of loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to finance the country’s deficit for 2019-20 fiscal year (FY) at a meeting on Tuesday (May 26).
— The Star Online

Microfinance institutions in Myanmar face COVID-19 cash flow crisis
Travel restrictions, government orders to defer repayments and lend at lower interest rates have reduced the ability of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Myanmar to operate at a time when there is a pressing need for capital from the rural population due to COVID-19.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Lays Terrorism Charges Against 5 Rakhine Men Beaten in Viral Video
Five ethnic Rakhine men who were filmed being beaten by Myanmar military soldiers on a naval vessel in late April have been charged under the country’s Counter-Terrorism Law for suspected ties to an ethnic armed group, their lawyer said Wednesday.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar authorities give coronavirus-free certificates to 13 seafarers
The Ministry of Health and Sports and the National Health Laboratory has issued health recommendation letters to 13 Myanmar sailors certifying that they are free of COVID-19.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar files first case report to top UN court
Myanmar has submitted its first report to the International Court of Justice on steps it has taken to prevent the alleged genocide of Rohingya Muslims, the UN’s top court said Monday.
— BNI Online

Myanmar provides medical supplies to ethnic armed groups
Myanmar’s Peace Commission and Committee for Coordination with Ethnic Armed Organizations on Tuesday presented medical supplies for COVID-19 to the ethnic armed organizations (EAO) in Yangon.

Singapore’s Infrastructure Asia, Myanmar ink deal on infrastructure collaboration
Singapore’s Infrastructure Asia will identify suitable investors for infrastructure projects in Myanmar, following an agreement inked with Myanmar’s Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry (MoPFI) on Wednesday.
— Business Times

Myanmar’s Rakhine State Revokes Order Evicting Squatters From Rohingya Land
Authorities in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state have revoked an order requiring Rakhine Buddhist families to vacate land in a former Rohingya Muslim area of Sittwe township that was razed eight years ago during a flare-up of sectarian violence.
— Radio Free Asia

Story: Myanmar navigates the COVID-19 crisis
It turns out that no business is immune to the effects of coronavirus. Most, if not, all sectors have felt the pinch in Myanmar. However, there are ways to emerge stronger and better than before from this incredibly tough period.
— Market Screener

Myanmar Strategic Holdings to raise funds from Verlinvest, to buy Vietnam-based ELT unit
Myanmar-based investment firm Myanmar Strategic Holdings (MSH) will be raising $6 million from Belgian PE firm Verlinvest SA and MSH’s largest shareholder, MACAN Pte Ltd, and will use the proceeds to acquire language training service brand Wall Street English franchise in Vietnam in a separate transaction.
— DealStreetAsia

Govt to vaccinate health workers for flu in Myanmar
The Health and Sports Ministry will vaccinate its 110,000 health workers against seasonal influenza starting in June in preparation for the rainy season when the disease is most common, a senior official said.
— Myanmar Times

Campaigners in Myanmar’s Tanintharyi region oppose $21m conservation project
Campaigners in the Tanintharyi region of southern Myanmar have urged international donors to support community conservation efforts, rather than what they see as a top-down approach that excludes indigenous groups.
— Mongabay

Govt seeks parliamentary approval for additional Dala Bridge loan
The Ministry of Construction last week submitted a proposal to Parliament for an additional US$20 million loan from South Korea for the construction of the Myanmar-Korea Friendship Bridge, or Dala Bridge.
— Myanmar Times

Commerce ministry lifts ban on foreign liquor imports – at a price
The white-listing of imported liquor follows years of intense lobbying by foreign producers, but hopes for a reduction in smuggled spirits may be frustrated by high import taxes.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar Tourism Sector Needs More Govt Support During COVID-19: New Survey
Over 80 percent of tourism businesses surveyed are extremely affected by the pandemic, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism-backed survey says.
— Irrawaddy

Police officer from Hline Township charged with corruption
THE Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) received a report that a defendant had to pay one million kyats to associate township judge and police officer from Hline Police Station to get guarantee, according to the ACC.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

80 Myanmar citizens arrive back from India by relief flight
The relief flight of Myanmar National Airlines landed at the Yangon International Airport yesterday afternoon, carrying 80 Myanmar citizens stranded in Gaya and nearby areas of India due to suspension of international flights.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

1,434 Myanmar returnees come back home through Myawady border on 27 May
A total of 1,434 Myanmar citizens returned home from Thailand through Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge (2) of Myawady border town in Kayin State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Squatting order in Rakhine revoked
Authorities in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state have revoked an order requiring Rakhine Buddhist families to vacate land in a former Muslim area of Sittwe township that was razed eight years ago during a flare-up of sectarian violence, RFA reported.
— Mizzima

11 applicants for vacant MFF technical director’s position
The currently vacant position of technical director in the Myanmar Football Federation(MFF) has attracted 11 applications so far a senior official of the federation revealed to Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar: Fire Breaks Out In Abandoned Chin State Village
Houses went up in flames in the abandoned village of Meeletwa (lower) in Chin State’s Paletwa Township on May 26, according to the Chin State government.
— Eurasia Review

LIFT rolls out cash support for mothers and elderly in Myanmar
Almost half a million people in Myanmar’s conflict areas will receive cash payments from seven donor governments by the end of this week.
— Myanmar Times

Labour scarcity hinders sterculia gum production
With the scarcity of labour in Mohnyin Township, Kachin State during coronavirus period, the local wild almond tree (biologically named sterculia versicolour wall) growers could not produce the gum from the tree although it is time to tap the gum, according to the township wild almond tree growers.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Apparently, Myanmar Govt’s COVID-19 Rules Don’t Apply to Yangon Chief Minister
The Yangon chief minister’s weekend outing–seemingly to hold a religious gathering–suggests a double standard in the enforcement of the government’s anti-COVID-19 orders.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar, Vietnamese leaders exchange congratulatory messages on 45th Anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations
U Win Myint, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, exchanged a congratulatory message with Mr Nguyen Phu Trong, President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, on the occasion of the 45th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

State Counsellor meets first prize winners of homemade cotton mask competition online
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi held a video conference with first prize winners of her homemade cotton mask competition yesterday from the meeting room of the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

COVID-19 preventive supplies reach Kachin, Rakhine IDP camps
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement is providing medical and relief items to the IDP camps in Kachin and Rakhine states for prevention of COVID-19 transmission.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Govt, LIFT Fund Announce Extra Cash Payments to Help Most Vulnerable During COVID-19
With the help of the LIFT fund, the government will send one-time cash payments to mothers, pregnant women and the elderly in disadvantaged regions amid COVID-19.
— Irrawaddy

No Local COVID-19 Transmissions Reported in Myanmar for 10 Days
Since May 18, Myanmar reports 22 patients. They are all imported cases.
— Irrawaddy

A tribute to United Nations Peace Keepers and the Women of Peace in Myanmar
Women in Myanmar make invaluable contributions to peacekeeping and conflict resolution, and their participation in the peace process increases the chances it will succeed.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar to Borrow $200 Million From World Bank to Assist Farmers
Myanmar will obtain $200 million in loans from the World Bank to fund a post-COVID-19 recovery for the agriculture sector, a deputy minister told Parliament.
— Irrawaddy

Take a Feminist Day Tour of Yangon
Whether defying male power structures or helping each other advance, Myanmar’s women have bucked authority or taken matters into their own hands throughout Myanmar’s history – and today.
— Coconuts Myanmar

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw approves Union Supplementary Budget Allocation Bill
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw convened its 5th-day meeting yesterday, and approved the Union Supplementary Budget Allocation Bill for 2019-2020 financial year after discussions of ministers and deputy ministers of the Union Government.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



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